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4 College Sophomore

Parking: It's a large campus so there is plenty of space for parking near the dorms. It's cheap too, but they make you pay heavily elsewhere.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car, but it doesn't seem hard to park.

3 College Freshman

Parking: there is no where to park outside

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Never really had a problem parking here. Outside the freshman dorm, spots are VERY limited, but there's a larger lot two minutes away where I've never seen anyone have trouble get a spot.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Always Available – Parking is fairly cheap being only $75 and there are always parking spots available. Just make sure you know which lots students are allowed to park in or you'll get fined $25.


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Bringing your car is a definite must, and there's plenty of parking all over campus. It's also easy to get a permit—all you have to do is stop by the Public Safety Office and ask for one. Permits really aren't that expensive, which is a very good deal in comparison to other schools in the Boston area. This is not to say that parking is very convenient for students here, but compared to many other schools, this is a parking lot heaven. However, finding your car after a few nights of not driving can be a significant challenge, especially when it snows and all the cars look similar under that fluffy, freezing white coat.

Having a car is helpful when you want to get a late-night snack (there are no 24-hour restaurants on campus). Cars are also useful when heading for the mall or to the Stop & Shop for some groceries. Some students go overboard and bring a winter and a summer car to campus. This can cause some congestion problems and is just another example of the wealth exhibited by most Babson students. Mostly, though, the school does a good job of providing ample parking for its students and visitors.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Athletic, Bryan, Coleman, Forest Hall, Trim, and Woodland Hill parking lots
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
  • $50 per year for commuters
  • $75 per year for resident students
Common Parking Tickets
  • Fire lane: $50
  • Handicapped zone: $100
  • No parking zone: $25
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Trim parking lot offers ample parking room.
  • Hollister parking lot, but only on the weekends
  • In front of Reynolds loading zone, if you are only running in for a second.
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Coleman Parking Lot
Getting a Parking Permit
All students must register their car and receive a parking permit three days after bringing the car to Babson. Guests are also required to get visitor passes and must adhere to traffic and parking regulations.
Parking Services
Department of Public Safety
Public Safety Building
(781) 239-5555

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 24 responses

  • 21% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 21% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 25% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 21% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 12% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 26 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost
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